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I had rather be fishing

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, Sleeps 6

2000 square foot private Kentucky Lake front home. Beautiful views

of Jonathan Creek bay from every room. Great kitchen with grainte countertops. Twenty by thirty-five foot great

room with floor to ceiling windows facing the lake and wood burning

fireplace for chilly nights. Deck and screened porch facing lake. Satellite internet. Sits on approximately 3 1/2 acres plus TVA land. Great for families, duck hunters, fishermen, etc. For additional pictures visit our facebook page 'I had rather be fishing' and click on photos. Contact information is available there as well, If I do not respond within 12 hours, your message may not have reached me. If I do not respond quickly or if you prefer not to book through the website, you may reach me directly through abelesand@aol.com. Long term rentals welcome as well. Contact me directly for a quote.


Owner
Melinda
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Melinda

I grew up in Mayfield KY about 20 miles from the lake. I now live in St Louis MO. My husband and I built this house so that we could visit our aging parents without the hassle of packing and unpacking all of the time and with a view toward retiring there someday. The house was built for us, not as an income property so it has many touches that other available houses do not have - huge fireplace, oversized windows overlooking the lake, high end appliances, high ceilings, tall doors,maple and cherry floors in the bedrooms, cherry handrails, large yard (3+ acres) etc. After 3 of our parents died, we no longer came to the lake as often but could not bear to sell the house where we had spent so much quality time and where our grandchildren had made so many memories. We decided to rent our house through Homeaway to defray the cost of keeping our part time home and so that others could create great memories there as well.

Melinda purchased this house in 1998

Why Melinda chose Kentucky

Since we live in a large city, we wanted a place that was away from the hustle and bustle. We found that here. The house sits on 3 acres plus TVA land. We have deer and other wildlife everywhere. At night the stars are very bright and unobstructed by light pollution. You hear the sounds of nature instead of the rumble of cars.

What makes this house unique

We love that you can see the lake from every room of the house. It just embraces the lake. Additionally the bathrooms have views of the woods. Sitting on the deck at night with a fire or watching the moon rise over the lake is a priceless treat. Kids can play in the woods or yard and you do not have to worry about them. It is just a good place to be..

Amenities

Benton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Master bath has jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Second bath has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom with king sized memory foam bed and private bath with Jacuzzi. Deck from both the master bedroom and great room overlooking lake. Second bedroom with king sized bed, bath and screened porch. Third bedroom upstairs with King sized memory foam bed and half bath. Tile and hardwood floors throughout. Soaring ceilings and skylights. Private boat dock with deck,half under roof,and 100 foot fishing pier.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

I had rather be fishing
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews
5

Deer, Bald Eagles, & Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay. A pair of bald eagles joined us for the week, fishing near the dock and lighting in the trees around the house. There were deer getting a drink at the water's edge on several mornings and my sons loved the complimentary kayaks. The house was clean and well appointed. We really appreciated the quality cookware and all of the other kitchen amenities (gas range, large refrigerator, every manner of baking sheet and dish one could think of). We have stayed at several rental homes and those little things make a huge difference. There's nothing worse than rooting around for something resembling a spatula to use to flip burgers on the grill. That will never happen in the I Had Rather Been Fishing kitchen! The bedrooms were spacious and the master closet was huge. The owner was prompt and pleasant to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good time. The eagles are building a nest in the pines above the driveway now. Let's hope that they complete it and stay. Then we will get to see them even more.
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5

Cozy, comfortable and accessible! Enjoyed our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Here for two day Bass tournament on Lake Kentucky. The house was beautiful and tge layout qas perfect for us. Everything we needed was here. It is very obvious the owner takes pride in the property. It was a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to make each guest feel at home.
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5

Well kept property Lots of windows to enjoy the view!

  • 5 of 5

Well kept house away from it all. Enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views & wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family. The boat Dock was easy to use, the kayaks were fun, and the back porch with the fire pit was enjoyed by all of us.

The beds were comfortable, the water was hot, kitchen had everything we needed, and all the other amenities made our four days very enjoyable. The owners always answered any questions I had immediately and gave accurate descriptions of the property ! I highly recommend this home for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We Want To Stay Forever

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a new experience staying in this beautiful home for Christmas! The weather was great so we were able to enjoy the spacious dock and the side screened in porch. The house was beautifully decorated and the setting so peaceful and serene. The only thing I can think of that needs corrected on the website is the number of bathrooms. It says two full and two half baths. it just has one half bath but that did not matter. Everything was provided which made traveling easy. A Walmart Super Center is about 20 minutes away. I would highly recommend this house. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I just noticed last week that the website said 4 bathrooms. I have no idea why. It also said that the house is on lake Barkley which it is not. I have corrected those items online and hopefully they will remain corrected. I am glad your family enjoyed their stay and that the weather cooperated.
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was really lovely and comfortable. We especially loved the dock! We had such a good time relaxing at "I Had Rather Be Fishing" We would love to go back sometime and would recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Paducah KY
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Murray KY
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kenlake Resort
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I-24
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Aurora
Car: necessary

Very private area. Great for getting away from it all. Sleep in the

hammock on the dock. Float in the lake and sun or, if you bring your boat, enjoy boating and tubing/skiing on Jonathan Creek. Fall color is gorgeous. This house is surrounded by woods and is not in a subdivision. Two kayaks available for tenant use. The house is on Jonathan Creek which is one of the large bays of Kentucky Lake, one of the largest manmade lakes in the world.

Other Activities: Boating/fishing (guides available nearby)/ hiking TVA lands around the house and Land Between the Lakes.

Golf: Many golf curses available nearby. Ky Dam golf course is a well maintained 18 hole course. Kenlake has a very nice 9 hole course. Miller Golf Course is operated by Murray State University and is excellent. There are many others available in the area.

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Rates & Availability

Benton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 31 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
Summer
May 19 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
winter
Oct 27 2017 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

$300 deposit is due at booking. Rental fee is due 15 days before arrival. Refund is subject to re-rental of your dates. Thanksgiving and Christmas rates are $350 per night with 3 night minimum. For monthly stays or longer, contact owner for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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